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Roy Knight

Robert Ross "Roy" Knight (12 December 1891 – 11 September 1971) was a Co-operative Commonwealth Federation member of the House of Commons of Canada. He was born in Cookstown, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland and became a farmer and teacher by career.

Roy Knight
Member of Parliament
for Saskatoon City
In office
June 1945 – June 1949
Preceded by Alfred Henry Bence
Succeeded by riding dissolved
Member of Parliament
for Saskatoon
In office
June 1949 – June 1957
Preceded by riding re-established
Succeeded by Henry Frank Jones
Personal details
Born Robert Ross (Roy) Knight
(1891-12-12)12 December 1891
Cookstown, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland
Died 11 September 1971(1971-09-11) (aged 79)
Political party Co-operative Commonwealth Federation
Spouse(s) Ellen Davidson
(m. 18 December 1916)[1]
Profession farmer, teacher

Knight lived in Northern Ireland during his childhood, attending the Royal School Dungannon. He moved to Canada in 1909, attended Saskatoon Normal School, then Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario where he received his Bachelor of Arts.[1]

He was first elected at the Saskatoon City riding in the 1945 general election, then re-elected at Saskatoon in 1949 and again in 1953. Knight was defeated by Henry Frank Jones of the Progressive Conservative party in the 1957 election. Knight was again unsuccessful there in 1958.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Normandin, Pierre G. (1954). The Canadian Parliamentary Guide.

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